Half a year after being announced at Google I/O, Android TV is picking up steam: Sony, Sharp and TP Vision will all start to ship Android TV-powered TV sets this spring, Google announced at CES in Las Vegas Tuesday. And Razer officially introduced its micro-console at the show, which the company had first announced at I/O as well. The $100 device ($150 if you buy it with a controller) combines Android TV with the ability to stream games from your PC.
Plex is landing on the Xbox One, finally bringing personal media to Microsoft’s new game console. An Xbox 360 app is also imminent.
Leaks show that Amazon has developed a game controller for an Android device. Is it an accessory for the company’s TV streamer, or part of an even more ambitious video game initiative?
Amazon has reportedly shown senior game publisher executives a version of its Android-based game console, which could launch later this year.
Microsoft and Sony are both vying get your hard-earned money this holiday season. But which game console should you buy: the Xbox One of the PS4?
Sony’s new PS4 game console will feature a number of video apps, including Redbox Instant and Netflix, but the company is leaving it to Microsoft to try to reinvent TV.
Nvidia’s TegraZone for games gains a new platform: Shield, the Android-based gaming console Nvidia debuted at CES. A powerful Tegra 4 sits at the heart of Shield, combined with gaming controls, fast Wi-Fi and support for a wide number of gaming titles; even from a PC.
Nintendo’s Wii U won’t just come with Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant video. It will also tap into your TiVo library and even deliver game stats, tweets and other info to the second screen while watching a sports event on live TV.
TwitchTV just made playing video games a whole lot more lucrative: The site opened up its partner program, offering qualifying gamers the chance to run ads on and make money with live streams of their games. Some participants of the beta already quit their day jobs.
How will the Wii2 look like? Is Microsoft going to introduce a cable-like TV subscription service? And how will Sony make up for its long PSN outage? All these questions will be answered at this week’s E3, and you can watch it all live online.